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June 3, 2023 Newsletter

Posted on June 3, 2023
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Volunteers Taking Back Democracy

June 3, 2023

Issue #237

A Jam-Packed June:

Which Swing Blue events will you attend this month?

● 2022 Mailing Campaign Results

● Register Voters at NY Pride Event

● June Frontline Update: The Road to Winning NC

● Garden Party in Belmont with David Pepper

● Training: Tame Your Wild and Woolly Inbox

● Amplify This!

Flag Day

Let's Focus on Results!

In 2022 Swing Blue Alliance and allies sent 460,000 postcards and letters to get out the vote in PA, NC, NH, FL, CO and GA and some midwestern states (in partnership with Galvanize).

Many of these campaigns were part of an experiment, and the results are our best guide for making sure our postcards and letters are having an impact.

Join us on Flag Day, June 14th, for our "Flag the Results" event. Hear what we discovered in our 2022 experiments, and learn about how this experience will inform our mailing campaign strategies for 2023 and 2024.

You'll hear about:

  • our AIM HI framework and what we tested
  • 2022 experiment results in key GA and PA counties
  • new nationwide mailing effectiveness data from the US Postal Service
  • updates for 2023 campaigns that enhance our testing capabilities, including better targeting and new ways of measuring persuasion messaging

And more!

Co-hosted by Markers for Democracy and Swing Left North Shore Cape Ann, Indivisible Acton Area, TurnPurple2Blue and IndivisibleLAB.

Wed, June 14 @ 7 pm EDT

Pride Vote

Register Voters at NY Pride Event

Join Swing Blue, Swing Left and Indivisible volunteers to visit Long Island Pride in Huntington, NY next Sunday, June 11. We’ll be registering voters, signing up local volunteers and talking to folks from NY 1, 3 & 4.

NY 3 is George Santos' district, and NY 1 and 4 are both flippable Congressional districts for 2024. We need to start building our electorate now, so we can win back the House next year!

Plenty of training will be provided. When you sign up with the button below, you’ll get a confirmation email with a link to join our training Zoom call on Wednesday 6/7, as well as info about local transportation, including the LIRR train you can take from NYC to Huntington.

Questions? Contact Berl:

Sun, June 11 @ 9:30 am - 5 pm EDT

Wed, June 7 @ 7 pm - 8 pm EDT

June Frontline Update:

The Road to Winning NC runs through Mecklenburg County

Swing Blue Alliance and All in For NC are teaming up to introduce you to the young, newly elected leaders in North Carolina, including 26-year-old Drew Kromer, the new chair of the Mecklenburg County Dems.

Mecklenburg County, where Charlotte is located, is a big blue county. But with a 2022 turnout rate of under 45%, it’s the most important under-performer of NC's big Democratic counties.

Come hear how these new leaders plan to turn this Democratic county around. Drew Kromer is our featured speaker, along with Dr. Kimberly Hardy of the NC Dem Party, Jennifer De La Jara, a Charlotte school board member, and Sean Greer, a local political organizer. Co-sponsored by Chop Wood, Carry Water and Left of Center.


The May 23 Fundraiser for Put NC First was a huge success! Thanks to all who donated and a generous match from within NC, $385,000 was raised for early field work in the state.

Sun, June 25 @ 5 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Special Invitation: Meet David Pepper

David Pepper, Saving Democracy

Jenny Altshuler of Markers for Democracy, Susan Labandibar of Swing Blue Alliance, and Laura Weisel of Force Multiplier cordially invite you to a garden party to meet David Pepper on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, in Belmont MA. Address will be provided when you RSVP.

Enjoy drinks and hors-d’oeuvres, connect with new and old friends and meet author and former Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper. author of Laboratories of Autocracy.

David will discuss his new book, Saving Democracy: A User’s Manual for Every American, and offer his thoughts on how Democrats can effectively leverage the grassroots energy that's growing across the country to defeat the anti-democracy MAGA tide. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Please come hear this inspiring speaker and let us know if you'd like to bring a guest!

Tues, June 13 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm EDT

Learning Corner

Taming Your Wild and Woolly Inbox

Are you getting so overwhelmed with fundraising emails that you dread opening your inbox? Sign up for this small group hands-on work session, co-sponsored by Markers for Democracy. Before the class, you’ll receive a cheat sheet on how to get started. We’ll begin our hour together by asking each participant to share a one-sentence goal for the session. Then we’ll get to work! Three instructors will give individualized help in breakout rooms.

Wed, June 14 @ 12 pm - 1 pm EDT

Amplify This!

Amplify This

You may know about Jessica Craven's Substack newsletter, Chop Wood, Carry Water, and you may have seen her pitching in at our PA phone banks for Heather Boyd. But did you know she makes great videos for TikTok? The more "Follows" she gets, the more her message will be spread!

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Swing Blue Alliance (formerly Swing Left Greater Boston) is the largest all-volunteer Democratic grassroots organization headquartered in Massachusetts. We use proven methods to protect our Democracy, work on competitive local and national elections, and strengthen the Democratic party at the grassroots level.

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